How to Deal With Difficult Thoughts I wonder constantly about my motivations for writing. Many times I reach a crossroads about my writing intentions, especially when I find myself dealing with thoughts which are difficult to express or articulate. At these junctures, I’m overwhelmed by a bevy of complex emotions, which further complicates my ability […]
We often don’t use our words, even when we know what they are, because we don’t recognize the power they wield, at least not in ways we yet realize.
Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown, New York, August 2021. Photos taken by Amelia Desertsong.
“It’s the little things I see that most people don’t. Like the way birds fly backwards, forwards, and fall. How butterflies dance around in the air as if they’re weightless, and how flowers sway organically in the wind. Perhaps I care too much, and dive too deep.” —Thomas Slatin Thomas Slatin is a master photographer […]
In a land of never-ending sunsets and relentless frost, there lies a town near the Arctic Circle, known by the locals by a name unpronounceable in English.
I want to ask, who has helped you to flourish today? Count me as someone who wants you to flourish right here today.
I once had a dream about a teenage girl who embarked upon a perilous journey to the rooftop of an abandoned schoolhouse.
One of my favorite Emily Dickinson poems, and I have so many, is one often referred to as “Forever” or Poem #690. I’ve always been particularly fond with her poems that deal with two of her favorite themes, time and mortality. But when it comes to the line “Forever – is composed of Nows,” that’s […]
As a creative youth, I often thought about ways of telling stories in new and unexpected ways. Yet, what emerged from my fingertips was often dry and totally devoid of personality. What went wrong? I didn’t let myself in between the lines. For so long, I felt all I’d ever amount to was a prolific […]
The Farmers Market, Cooperstown, New York, August 2021. Photos taken by Amelia Desertsong with a Fujifilm medium format film camera.